Sixteen year old Robbins Barstow, an Amateur Cinema League member and a fan of Johnny Weissmuller's Tarzan movies, rounded up his siblings and friends and led them into the wilds of Granby, Connecticut for this epic tale of a journey into Edgar Rice Burroughs' Africa. Also available with commentary by the filmmaker on the DVD "Living Room Cinema: Films From Home Movie Day, Vol. I". ( 11 reviews ) Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure.
In July 1956, the five-member Barstow family of Wethersfield, Connecticut, won a free trip to newly-opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California, in a nationwide contest. This 30-minute amateur documentary film tells the fabulous story of their fun-filled, dream-come-true, family travel adventure, filmed on the scene at Walt Disney's "Magic Kingdom" by Robbins Barstow. In December 2008, "Disneyland Dream" was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress. ( 26 reviews ) Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure